Web Security

Web Security

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Web security also known as “Cyber security” involves protecting website or web application by detecting, preventing and responding to attacks.

Web sites are unfortunately prone to security risks. And so are any networks to which web servers are connected. Setting aside risks created by employee use or misuse of network resources, your web server and the site it hosts present your most serious sources of security risk.

Web servers by design open a window between your network and the world. The care taken with server maintenance, web application updates and your web site coding will define the size of that window, limit the kind of information that can pass through it and thus establish the degree of web security you will have.

Websites and web applications are just as prone to security breaches as physical homes, stores, and government locations. Unfortunately, cyber crime happens every day, and great web security measures are needed to protect websites and web applications from becoming compromised.That’s exactly what web security does – it is a system of protection measures and protocols that can protect your website or web application from being hacked or entered by unauthorized personnel. This integral division of Information Security is vital to the protection of websites, web applications, and web services. Anything that is applied over the Internet should have some form of web security to protect it.

If you have assets of importance or if anything about your site puts you in the public spotlight then your web security will be tested. We hope that the information provided here will prevent you and your company from being embarrassed - or worse.

It's well known that poorly written software creates security issues. The number of bugs that could create web security issues is directly proportional to the size and complexity of your web applications and web server. Basically, all complex programs either have bugs or at the very, least weaknesses. On top of that, web servers are inherently complex programs. Web sites are themselves complex and intentionally invite ever greater interaction with the public. And so the opportunities for security holes are many and growing.


The world's most secure web server is the one that is turned off. Simple, bare-bones web servers that have few open ports and few services on those ports are the next best thing. This just isn't an option for most companies. Powerful and flexible applications are required to run complex sites and these are naturally more subject to web security issues.

Any system with multiple open ports, multiple services and multiple scripting languages is vulnerable simply because it has so many points of entry to watch.

If your system has been correctly configured and your IT staff has been very punctual about applying security patches and updates your risks are mitigated. Then there is the matter of the applications you are running. These too require frequent updates. And last there is the web site code itself.

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